June 12, 2011 NL Sportsman Shoot: (1 Photo)



1.   Sunday morning, Mark French, Mr. French, Justin and I headed out to the St. John's Rod and Gun Club for the annual Newfoundland Sportsman Magazine Shoot. This event is just one of many Sunday afternoons Mark & I spend at the Gun Club partaking in various Trap Shooting Competitions.

The weather was beautiful and we had a great day shooting. This shoot consisted of 50 singles from the trap houses, and 50 sporting clays which included targets thrown from the horizontal rabbit trap, and various set ups using the spring throwers on the upper ranges. Many prizes were given away and a great lunch was provided as well!!!

From the St. John's Rod and Gun Club Official Site:

What a turnout!

Proceeding a very successful Youth Program, 60 shooters registered for the annual Newfoundland Sportsman Shoot on June 12. Organizers were amazed at this year's turnout for the 50 Trap / 50 Sporting Clays shoot - the largest ever.

Competition was tight after the 50 target Trap event with Troy Coldwell leading former NF Sportsman Champions Joe Rosa by 1 target and Andrea Bassan by 2. Brian Lewis - many time runner up was also 2 targets behind the leader. Several other shooters were in close contention with scores of 44 and 45.

Coldwell's shooting prevailed and remained on top throughout the Sporting Clays portion of the shoot to capture the 2011 Sportsman Trophy and the C.G. Emery Streamside fly rod and reel main prize. Joe Rosa took the Runner-up spot.

Many thanks to O.P. Fishing and Hunting, the NF Sportsman Magazine, the Wildlife Division and Labatt Brewery for sponsoring the event and providing many of the shoot prizes and giveaways.

All in all it was an awesome day, although I didn't win any prizes I did manage to break lots of targets!


Cheers, MIKE

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